Enhance Your AAIC Experience: Join ISTAART

The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for scientists, physicians and others involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.


Attending AAIC 2016, but not a member of ISTAART yet? Join for just $30 when you visit the Alzheimer's Association (Booth 501) in the Exhibit Hall. (* Offer available onsite at AAIC through July 28, 2016. Applies only to registrants who paid the non-member fee).

If you are not yet registered for AAIC 2016, you can join ISTAART and register for AAIC in one easy step!

Member Benefits

"Networking with colleagues with common goals can catapult progress forward—ISTAART Professional Interest Areas (PIAs) provide that opportunity for Alzheimer's disease at a global scale." – Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Los Angeles Former Chair, Alliance of Women Alzheimer's Researchers (AWARE) PIA

Members of ISTAART enjoy the following AAIC benefits:

As well as other member benefits, including:

Journal Access:

Special Access Benefits:

For Student and Early Career Members

ISTAART Student Volunteer Program at AAIC

The International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) offers a Student Volunteer Program in conjunction with AAIC. The program provides accepted ISTAART student members with the opportunity to travel to AAIC.

Accepted volunteers are provided with the following:

While daily volunteer efforts are an essential aspect of participation, participants are still able to fully acquire the latest scientific updates through attendance at sessions. Applicants must be a verified undergraduate or graduate student (includes Ph.D. students).

Submit an application for the Student Volunteer Program at AAIC 2017 in winter 2017.

ISTAART Workshop Series at AAIC

Learn from the experts about how to polish your skills and CV. Past topics have included grant writing, funding opportunities, and manuscript tips. Free food is included!

Programs and Events for All Members

Curated Itineraries and Poster Grouping by Professional Interest Area (PIA)

Take advantage of opportunities to group your research with fellow PIA members onsite at AAIC:

Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research

ISTAART is the nominating body for the Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award, which is presented to the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer's research over the preceding two years. The recipient will be invited to present their findings in a plenary session on Tuesday, July 26 at AAIC. Nominations for AAIC 2017 will open in winter 2017.


Some ISTAART Professional Interest Areas will host 90-minute sessions focused on research updates during PIA Day at AAIC (Saturday, July 23, 2016). Most of the sessions will be followed by the PIA's annual business meeting (although, some business meetings will take place throughout the week).

PIA Business Meetings at AAIC

PIA business meetings are a great opportunity to receive updates on PIA activities, participate in critical conversations about issues affecting the field, engage in networking with peers from across the world and determine objectives for the upcoming membership year. Visit the PIA Day page to view the detailed schedule.

ISTAART Member Reception at AAIC

July 25
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Delta Toronto Hotel, Soco Ballroom

It's one of the most popular events at AAIC! Network with fellow ISTAART members while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

For questions or information, email ISTAART@alz.org, phone 1.312.335.5188 or visit www.alz.org/ISTAART.

Become an ISTAART Member

Members of this professional society stay connected to the field through exclusive member benefits and programs. Join for just $30* at the Alzheimer's Association (Booth 501) in the Exhibit Hall.

* Offer available onsite at AAIC (through 7/28/16). Applies only to registrants who paid the non-member fee.

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